First Baptist Church St. Simons Island

Dr. Tony Lankford

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tony has served at FBC since June of 2015. Before coming to St. Simons Island, he served a church in Cedartown, GA and for eleven years as pastor of Park Avenue Baptist Church, a historic church in the Grant Park area of Atlanta. He has authored two books, Living Call: An Old Church and a Young Minister Find Life Together and Restoring Hope, Building Futures: A Telling of the Atlanta Youth Academy Story.
Pastor Tony is married to Tiffany and together they have two children, Kaley and Carter. Both Tony and Tiffany are Georgia natives. They both enjoy travel, reading, Georgia Tech football, and heading to the beach. Pastor Tony enjoys learning about other people and says one reason he finds ministry meaningful is the opportunities it provides to be with people through so many aspects of their life story.

Bachelor of Arts- Shorter College
Master of Divinity- Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology
Doctor of Ministry- Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology

Contact Pastor Tony by calling the church office (912-638-3337) or via email at